Isole e Olena Collezione Privata Chardonnay 2018
Monica Larner, Wine Advoate, Mar 2021: The Isole e Olena 2018 Chardonnay Privata is a finely chiseled and precise expression. The wine benefits from cooler pre-harvest nighttime temperatures that have pushed aromas of apricot, waxy orchard fruit and sweet pear. The is a full-bodied white that remains remarkably light on its feet and lithe in character. This vintage achieves truly remarkable balance, and I don't say that lightly. Luscious primary fruit and toast are measured against the wine's racy acidity and its chalky finish...one of the best Chardonnays to be found in Tuscany. Drink: 2020-2030. 95 points.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2020: The 2018 Chardonnay is so gorgeous. Lemon confit, white flowers, tangerine and apricot all grace this soft, beautifully polished Chardonnay from Isole e Olena. The 2018 is perfumed, gracious and incredibly expressive. It is also without question the finest Chardonnay made in Tuscany. Drink: 2021 – 2026. 93 points.